What you will learn
- Gain insight into the evolution of omens and oracles in ancient civilizations to the creation of forecasting via computer simulations, epidemiology, and GPS.
- Explore text and images to better understand the process of building new technologies and medical practices.
- Examine efforts to predict the future over recorded history.
How did explorers navigate the world before the creation of meridians? What does astrology have to do with modern computer simulations? How did a 19th-century doctor end an epidemic and create epidemiology as we know it today?
In PredictionX, learners will journey through the history of predictions and how the desire to uncover future events lead to the creation of a new world of creative technologies beyond our imagination. Learn how ancient practices led to technological advancements, generated modern conveniences, and gave humanity a glimpse of our own future.
Courses in this program
HarvardX's PredictionX XSeries Program
Meet your instructor
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